Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Praying for Stellan

There's a little boy that I have been praying for and following the story of for a few months now. His name is Stellan. This little boy is just a little bit younger than Ryan, and to me, looks just like him. This little boy was not supposed to make it into this world. He was diagnosed with SVT (his heart beats too fast) in utero, and the doctor's told his parents that he would die in there. God had other plans. He was born and for four months he was perfect. At four months the SVT came back and he was hospitalized until he was six months, and then he hand an ablation that was not successful, but they thought they had found a drug regimine that would keep him out of SVT until he was 4, or weighed 20 kilos and could handle another ablation (they are typically not performed on infants).

However, now at 8 months, poor little Stellan is having major SVT problems, and they need to airlift him to Boston to have another ablation, because none of the drugs are working, and it will probably result in him needing a pacemaker for the rest of his life. Only at this point, his mom would much rather him have a pacemaker and be alive than anything else.

Please go to this site (http://www.mycharmingkids.net/) and read his history, and please pray for him. I swear every time I look at him I think of Ryan, and I can't even imagine how I would feel if it was my little boy in a hospital bed or looking so sick.

Prayers for Stellan


Sherry said...

OH MY GOSH that is just so heart wrenching and my prayers are heading for Stellan and his family!! God works in mysterious ways so here's hoping He with the power will chose to keep Stellan going for a very very long time, but also keep the poor lil guy pain free too.
I will start a prayer chain over here on the west coast for him.

Daddy Dan said...

It's a really sad story. I've been following it on Twitter.